Current Class List

Loft Classes Through August 31

No classes will take place in Loft physical spaces now through August 31, 2020. We still intend to hold fall classes, and we hope to be able to offer in-person classes then, but we will continue to assess and inform as more health and safety information comes to us. Adult classes will be released on a rolling basis each month on our website. All youth classes are currently available on our website. Classes listed in our summer youth print catalog will be taking place virtually at the times listed.

The Loft has been offering online classes since 2011 using an online learning platform (called Moodle) that does not typically include live video conference meetings and allows students to login any time during the week to participate. Classes with this format will continue as planned. Classes that were originally proposed as in-person classes will have live meetings using video conferencing via Zoom through the summer of 2020, some enhanced by Google Classroom. "Online-flex schedule" means you can take the class on your own schedule on the learning portal. "Online-live" are classes offered in real time with live video conference meetings.

Each class will have specific instructions for access once you register. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 612-379-8999 or edu@loft.org.

Testimonials from our virtual classes conducted by video conference.

"It works—an effective way to learn and to have questions answered, particularly during these times."

"Taking an online class helps to take your focus off of what is going on in the world and provides hope for the future by helping you refocus on writing and the joy and satisfaction it can offer you and your audience."

"When I signed up for this class, it was an in-person class. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a very positive experience."

**All class times are listed in CST**

Basics Genre Graphic
Research Tools for Authentic Historical Nonfiction and Fiction
Artists
Holly Day
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Basics
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75
Publishing and Career Graphic
Get Ready to Publish: Perfecting Your First 10 Pages
Artists
Michael Gorrie
Date
Time
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $70.00
Member $63.00
Low Income $49.00
Poetry Graphic
The Poetics of Hope: Writing and Reading Poetry
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Writing the Fantasy World
Artists
Holly Day
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Use Your Imagination!
Artists
Nancy Carlson
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Letters to a Young Writer: What it Takes to Be An Artist
Artists
Ari Tison
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Get Out of Here!: Writing "Out-Of-This-World" Fiction
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
How to Write a Killer College-Prep Essay
Artists
Savannah Brooks
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Elements of Fiction: Put the STORY in Your Story
Artists
Robert Voedisch
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Write Your Movie
Artists
Michael Gorrie
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Play- and Screenwriting
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Get Real: Writing Realistic Fiction
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
100 Ways to Keep Writing
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Writing Nature In The Time Of Climate Change
Artists
Halee Kirkwood
Date
July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Creative Nonfiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Publishing and Career Graphic
Charting a Path into Magazine Journalism
Artists
Boyce Upholt
Date
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75
Fiction Graphic
The Art of the Opening
Artists
Tamara Dean
Date
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $52.50
Member $47.25
Low Income $36.75
Youth Graphic Marker
This Book is a Monster: A Loft/MCBA Combo Class
Artists
Ellen Fee
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $277.50
Member $249.75
Low Income $194.25
Youth Graphic Marker
Loft Summer Writing Camp Adventure: Building Imaginary Worlds and Pick Your Path to Adventure!
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $575.00
Member $517.50
Low Income $402.50
Youth Graphic Marker
The Short Story: Advanced Fiction Workshop
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Writing In Place: Exploring The City, Virtually
Artists
Jeanne Bain
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Creative Process
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Introduction to Spoken Word: Word as Performance
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
9 a.m.-Noon
Monday
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Workshop Your Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Horror Novel
Artists
Sarah Ahiers
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Constructing Fictional Worlds
Artists
Mike Alberti
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Fiction
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Graphic Novels: Wings of Fire
Artists
Shannon Gibney
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Youth Graphic Marker
Poetry, Creativity, and Imagination
Date
July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020
Time
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Monday
Genre
Poetry
Family
Youth
Price
Regular $262.50
Member $236.25
Low Income $183.75
Publishing and Career Graphic
The Reasons for the “Rules” in Publishing
Date
July 28, 2020-August 18, 2020
Time
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday
Genre
Publishing and Career
Family
Adult
Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Low Income $98.00